With the rise of Windows 8 becoming a standard for new PCs and laptops, users still have trouble with DVD and Blu-Ray playback. The reasoning behind is that Windows 8 doesn’t support DVD and Blu-Ray playback unless you pay a little extra for the Media Center edition. But who wants to pay more when you can get your hands on a free alternative? So below we have included a quick comparison between both Win8DVD and Media Center.
Windows Media Center
Unlike Windows Media Center Win8DVD is a free media player designed for Windows 8 from Media Player Classic Home Cinema. Created from open source software, we wanted to make it available to everyone. Win8DVD supports all file types including DVD and Blu-ray, giving the user the best experience possible with a simple interface that doesn’t detract from your favourite film. Available to all versions of Windows 8 as well as previous versions of Windows (XP, Vista & 7) meaning that there is no need for an upgrade.
Depending on if you want to use a third-party software to play your DVDs and Blu-Rays or you want a Windows products, that’s for you to decide but if you can get something for free that does the same job, why pay? It’s a great alternative to Windows 8 Media Center.
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